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-way street where senator udall of new mexico and berkeley and harkin of iowa have ideas out there that don't have balance to them, don't provide enough rice for the minority power to make it possible. >> i would say first, look at the proposal of the carl levin put out a few months ago when the record and you'll see it. as a starting point and something that had been discussed in a bipartisan way in the senate rules committee to several hearings on the filibuster over the last couple of years. chuck schumer, chairman of the committee, lamar alexander, ranking republican talked about the idea of a trade-off disseminating filibusters on the motion to proceed in return for some guarantee of amendments. senator levin's proposal is fairly specific in how that could work. i think you could use that as a starting point and agree to the changes in the week much like what happened in 19785. as part of the agreement that they put in while five for the first time. we came this close by were not going to do it. but when you put that in the posts. peer the other possibility is to get another handshake
't the senator from arizona -- i'm going to hold off on that if i may. but they recognize the senator from new mexico for five minutes. >> mr. president, thank you, senator kerry for the recognition and mr. president, and really appreciated. i've been an early supporter of the ratification of this important treaty and i'm pleased to have been able to work with senators durbin, mccain, harkin, moran, koons and barrasso in particular want to stay thank you to the chairman and raking member of the foreign relations committee. i think all of these fine senators for their bipartisan work on this bill. we still have work to do to improve our treatment and acceptance of disabled persons. through the americans with disabilities act, the united states has been at the forefront of protecting the dignity of people with disabilities. this review will help expand american values and leadership throughout the world. it is a vital step forward in respecting the rights of the disabled. as a member of the foreign relations committee, i'm aware of the challenges of many countries face. these challenges include
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